Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein


Rabbi Isaiah Joseph Rothstein serves as Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor at Jewish Federations of North America and leads JFNA’s J.E.D.I. Initiative for Jewish equity, diversity, and inclusion. Rabbi Isaiah is a spiritual and social entrepreneur, co-founding several community organizations and initiatives to foster a sense of communal belonging for 21st century Jewish life. He served as rabbi-in-residence Hazon: The Jewish Lab for sustainability, the Spiritual Leader at Carmel Academy in Greenwich Connecticut and as Youth Director at the Young Israel of Stamford. Rothstein is a member of the Schusterman Foundation’s ROI Fellowship and was listed as one of the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36. When he is not working to keep the world safe for democracy, Isaiah is writing a musical about Queen Esther.